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Retailers could soon feel the heat from a cooling property market

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Retailers could soon feel the heat from a cooling property market

Recent reporting season results tell a story of falling property prices and rising indebtedness. This is starting to hurt property speculators, lenders and builders, and could soon impact many retailers due to the negative ‘wealth effect’ on consumer sentiment.

In keeping with our recent property market discussion, I thought it might be helpful to tease out a couple of reinforcing data points from the current ASX reporting season.


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Roger is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Montgomery Investment Management. Roger brings more than two decades of investment and financial market experience, knowledge and relationships to bear in his role as Chief Investment Officer. Prior to establishing Montgomery, Roger held positions at Ord Minnett Jardine Fleming, BT (Australia) Limited and Merrill Lynch.

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  1. Hey Roger,

    I think you meant to say:
    “Tightening credit conditions are generally not a positive sign for real estate prices or consumption.”

    Great article.


  2. Hi Roger,

    Thanks for the insightful post! Would you be digging deeper into this subject and include your thought on the results from companies such as Credit Corp and Afterpay etc?

    I have seen Credit Corp loan book kept increasing and Afterpay late fees were enormous!

    Consumer Loan Book are growing so rapidly to a point that an amateur investor like me could not understand what would happen next… Would really appreciate the insight from your team!


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